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You need to push CRTL + F11 buttons together when you power it up

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How do i restore factory settings on my dell inspiron mini 1018


This is quite easy to do, when your turn on your computer you need to hit a hotkey over and over again. The hotkey is different for each type of laptop but the common ones are f11, f1, f2, alt+0 and f12.
Once you reach the recovery screen you just need to follow the on screen prompts and you're all set
WARNING: Doing this will mean that you will lose all your personal data and installed programs that are on the computer.

Mar 21, 2012 | Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Netbook PC

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Restore Dell Inspiron M5040 to factory settings


Resetting a Dell Inspiron to the factory settings allows the user to restore the Dell Inspiron to the original operating condition as if it was just taken out of the box. Dell system includes a restore utility called 'Dell Symantec System Restore' to reset or restore your Dell system to factory setting.

Step 1: Before reset any Dell Inspiron laptop, backup your all important data and programs, otherwise you may lose it. It is recommended to use an external storage device for your entire data backup, so that you couldn't lose it in any sudden occurring issue...

Step 2: Remove any other unnecessary external drive and restart your Dell Inspiron laptop.
Step 3: Press 'F8' key continue until 'Advanced Boot Options' wouldn't be appear.
Step 4: Use your keyboard arrow key to select 'Repair Your Computer' from the list and hit 'Enter'.
Step 5: Now click 'Next' and login as the administrator account.
Step 6: Click 'Dell Factory Image Recovery and Data Safe options', select your language option and click 'Next'.
Step 7: Click the check box 'Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition' and click 'Next' to start Dell Inspiron reset process...

This process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the Dell Inspiron laptop and reset the configuration settings to factory setting.

Feel free to get technical assistance for all type of Dell laptop at
http://www.vtechsquad.com/dell-support/

Feb 19, 2012 | Dell Inspiron M5030 Laptop

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Need to reset to factore setting my dell inspiron 1501. Thanks


To start the systemrecovery:
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the Computer logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
  3. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
  4. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
If the ability to reinstall from the previous method is not available orfails, recovery of the Operating System will need to be from Recovery Media. Ifyou do not have a set of Recovery Media, you may purchase the set onlinefrom the manufacturer. Note: If your computer does not havean internal optical disc drive, an external optical disc drive will be requiredin order to recover the Operating System using Recovery Media.
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the computer logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly to enter the computer's Boot Menu.
  3. Press the CD-ROM drive eject button and insert the disc labeled System CD.
  4. Close the CD-ROM tray.
  5. Refer to on screen instructions to select either CDROM or USB CDROM.
  6. The computer will boot from the Recovery Media
  7. When prompted for the Recovery CD, remove the System CD and insert the Recovery CD.
Note: Ifthere are multiple Recovery CDs, please insert the first of the Recovery CDs.
  1. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.

Sep 20, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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My inspiron 1018 won't boot. i need to reinstall or repair my software. it does not have a cd drive. please advice action.


The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 series of netbooks come with recovery software that can restore your netbook's original factory settings. Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbooks with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 can be recovered to the factory settings using a recovery partition on the hard drive.
Windows Vista or 7
Turn on or restart your Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook. Press the "F8" key repeatedly when the "Dell" logo appears on the screen to be redirected to the "Advanced Boot Options" menu.
Highlight "Repair Your Computer," and then press "Enter."
Highlight the language layout you want to use for your keyboard and click "Next." Enter your username and password if prompted. Click "OK."
Click "Dell Factory Image Restore," and then click "Next." The recovery software on some Dell Mini systems may require you to click "Dell Factory Tools" followed by "Dell Factory Image Restore" and "Next."
Click "Next" if you understand the netbook will be restored to its original factory settings. The recovery process will begin.
Click "Finish" when a message appears saying the recovery is complete. The netbook will restart and boot up to the Windows Vista or Windows 7 set-up screen, where you can begin personalizing your netbook.

Windows XP Recovery
Turn on the computer. Press the "Ctrl" and "F11" keys at the same time while the computer is booting up to access the recovery software.
Click "Restore."
Click "Confirm" to begin the recovery process, which shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes.
Click "Finish" to restart the computer and finalize the installation. Click "Yes" to restart the netbook again. The computer will boot up to the Windows XP setup screen


Here is a link which will take you to the site which will allow you to download a ZIP file with a WEB PAGE type service manual for your 1018, after a 45 second wait. (They want you to sign up for premium service but NOT NEEDED) Click again after wait?
After download, open the ZIP file and copy all contents to a new folder. Double click the Contents.html file to open in a web browser, then use the built in shortcuts to navigate the manual.

http://www.laptopmanual.net/manual/Download_Dell_Inspiron_Mini10_1018_Service_Manual/2846/1

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Jul 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have a Dell Inspiron Mini Laptop 1012, how do you set it to factory seting?


You will lose all your data if you wanna set it to factory setting ,have its back up before you loose it.

Here is how to restore at Factory Setting..
1: Restart the computer, click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart. 2: As restarts, press the F8 key until the 'Advanced Boot Options' ,menu appears on the screen.It should come up before Window logo appears. 3. Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter. 4. Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next. 5. Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK. 6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore. 7. In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next. 8. Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition. 9. Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration. 10. When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.


Jan 05, 2011 | Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Netbook...

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I got error bootmgr is missing in dell inspirion mini 10. i dont have product recovery cd


Try to restore factory image of your system by going to the advance boot option: (restart your computer keep tapping F8 on the Dell screen).

- Select Fix your Computer and press Enter.
- Click Next when you get to the keyboard/language page.
- If asked for a password, Type your password when you log in to your desktop.
- System will automatically restore your computer to factory image/settings.

Note: Your files will be deleted when you restore system to factory image.

Hope this helps ^_^

Jun 13, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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Fomating dell inspiron mini 10


You can make a bootable USB stick with everything you want and boot from it.

Stelios.

Feb 21, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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I have a dell inspiron mini and want to know how to reset back to factory setting. like when i got it from the shop


To restore the factory setting press Ctrl + F11

If you deleted or formatted the D:\Recovery partition you can not restore.

it is gone for ever , there is no way to replace it

you have to reinstall windows with the CD

Good Luck

Feb 11, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Notebook

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Restoring factory settings on Dell 1501


You can run a system repair with the recovery or operating system disc to get it back to the factory settings. A repair will reset the system, and leave any of your files, pics, and programs that you've put into the machine. If you want to clear everything, and go back to the factory settings, then reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system.

Aug 03, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Dell Inspiron quick press keys to restore factory settings


The keys on my Dell Inspiron for the factory restore are Ctrl+F11

Nov 02, 2007 | Dell Inspiron Computers & Internet

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